Windows 11 is now officially available. You can download and install it, and then immerse yourself in all the familiar rays of the new operating system. Not that we recommend doing this now. A new operating system always takes a while to adapt before it becomes a truly outstanding experience, and the latest version of Microsoft has enough small shortcomings to make us believe that Windows 11 will not be any different.
Of course, many have been upgraded. (Some of us have to do this.) But not everyone is satisfied with what they see.In particular, a Valentin-Gabriel Radu has already posted one on Github Explorer patch for Windows 11 (pass through Igor’s Laboratory). The project aims to take the Windows 11 taskbar and start menu and replace them with menus that are more similar to the Windows 10 equivalent.
This also enables you to move the taskbar to the top, left, or right side of the screen. Hallelujah.
Given that there are not many changes in Windows 11 compared to Windows 10, this seems a bit counterproductive. If you want to keep the Windows 10 taskbar, you probably shouldn’t upgrade to Windows 11 in the first place.
Nonetheless, if you have already upgraded and moving the taskbar to the left is not enough for you, then you can check the relevant Github page to download the necessary DLLs to downgrade your Windows 11 installation back to the way you know and Love.
To do this, just grab dxgi.dll File from release Part of the Github project and copy it to your C:Windows contents. You can also copy the DLL to several other locations to add functionality (see the details on the Github main page), but just to see if it works for you, this one location is sufficient. When finished, restart your PC.
When restarting for the first time, you will receive a warning message that Windows Explorer needs to download some files, but just let it complete that stage. When you are done, you will be able to drag the taskbar to the position you want-if this is your thing, it can be snapped to the sides or even moved to the top.
If you want to delete Explorer Patcher, then you just need to rename dll file arrive dxgio.dll Then restart Windows. You can then delete it and continue to use Windows 11 as expected.
Obviously, it is not recommended for the faint-hearted to use such system files. This is not the best way to adapt to the new operating system, but we will not make judgments on PC Gamer. You do you.